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The Drake Hotel

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4.5
#5 of 124 hotels in Toronto
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to The Drake Hotel, a Toronto destination rooted in contemporary art, culture, genuine hospitality and proudly celebrating our local surroundings along with the communities we serve. Since opening our doors in 2004, we have sought to create a neighbourhood hub that provides a unique sense of place; to bridge the art of the moment with intentional hospitality, to ignite curiosity within travellers, revellers, neighbours and our local friends. Each of our 51 guestrooms are wired for instant tech and have a little something special for every guest. With an eclectic and constantly changing program of performance and visual art, in addition to an ever-growing permanent art collection, The Drake Hotel is also home to Drake Underground connecting diverse audiences to new music and to Toronto's vibrant culture. We invite you to experience our great seasonal menus, a robust cocktail list, a vibrant local culture, carefully curated curiosities and genuine hospitality.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Patio
Highchairs available
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Rooftop bar
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English
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Location

1150 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1J3 Canada
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Wander281105 wrote a review Mar 2024
3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed for two nights at The Drake Hotel in March and loved it. It is a funky boutique hotel with all the amenities we wanted, the front desk staff were friendly and helpful when we checked in and needed and umbrella. The star of this hotel however is Jeremy Day at the cute cocktail bar in the lobby. I love a cocktail and Jeremy made the best cocktails I have had anywhere in the world. As an amateur mixologist myself, I was astounded at how much better Jeremy's cocktails were. If you stay at the Drake, make sure to grab a few cocktails: don't go for an ordinary negroni, whiskey sour, martini - pick one of Jeremy's masterful creations and be blown away. If I'm ever in Toronto again, I will be coming back to the Drake for the cocktails alone, but will stay for the lovely room, decor, and freindly staff.
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Date of stay: March 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure you try Jeremy Day's cocktail creations at the house bar.
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Response from Natalie Howard, Guest Services / Front Office at The Drake Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We're thrilled you had a fantastic stay at The Drake Hotel! It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our amenities, friendly staff, and Jeremy's exceptional cocktails. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back for another memorable experience in the future. X[OH!]
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Ciabh wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Drake this summer in the height of the pandemic and just wanted to say that the (very limited) staff's attention to real-world detail, cleanliness and friendliness was exemplary.

Naturally, I was nervous about staying in a hotel at all, but throughout my stay I felt safe, well attended to and genuinely empathetic about what the industry is going through. While many places seem to be taking a 'business as usual' approach, the Drake characteristically met the current times with humour, awareness and consideration. I highly recommend this hotel, not only for the general vibe, but for their professionalism under adversity.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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londoner1964 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, Canada59 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided last minute to stay over in Toronto for the night. After doing some quick research on hotels close by the restaurant we dined at, we settled upon The Drake. This was our first visit and by far not our last. We were greeted promptly and check in was a breeze . . . our room was spotless and exactly what we needed.
After a perfect nights sleep we woke to have breakfast in the cafe and it was beyond delicious and complimentary coffee and tea. All in all a 100% perfectly wonderful experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed on the 2nd floor and was perfectly
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Vanessa P wrote a review Aug 2022
Montreal, Canada49 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I just returned from a little getaway in Toronto, we had decided to treat ourselves with a room at the drake hotel. I had heard about it quite a lot and thought the location would be ideal to explore by foot. We booked a pad in the oldest portion of the hotel since which were the best priced (but still outrageously high imo). The pad was nice, nicely furnished with cute touches. Be advised however that the room are very small and the bathroom glass sliding door don’t offer much privacy into the toilet and shower area. The first two night went allright despite the music being a little loud at night. Some part of the hotel were also booked for private events and could not be accessed. It’s Saturday night that things turned a bit sour for us, we came back to our room after the day and found our room had not been serviced ( bed undone and towels weren’t replace) which was odd. The music was especially loud. We expected things to quiet down a little bit around midnight or at the very least, around 3 AM, but it never did. The loud music and bass continued until 7 in the morning, keeping us awake most of the night. No notice or anything was given, and when we disclosed our disappointment in the situation at the front desk upon check out, we didn’t get any more explanation or anything from the staff. They also informed us the lack or room service was due to some of the cleaning staff not showing up. They only offered us a 25$ off a breakfast at their restaurant which I find is a pretty ridiculous offer considering a night at their hotel runs at around 400$ a night! Quite disappointed with our stay, I think the oldest wing is not much of a hotel, rather a big club/restaurant and event spot with a few beds sitting on top of it. Definitely go for the modern wing or book somewhere else if you intend on sleeping…
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Drake Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Drake Hotel
Responded 15 Aug 2022
Hello pepinvanessa, Thank you very much for your review of your Drake experience. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every visit. We're sorry to hear that your stay did not live up to your expectations, and we hope that we can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our properties. Please feel free to reach out directly at guestservices@thedrakehotel.ca if you would be willing to discuss your experience, and give us a chance to turn your experience around. X[OH!]
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ajwilhelm93 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at The Drake for a LONG overdue date night and from the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcomed.

The quality of food and drink combined with the uniqueness and beauty of the space makes it pretty easy to love the facility. The surrounding neighbourhood offers a ton of very unique shopping and dining experiences. But the quality of service was by far the notable part of our experience.

The staff was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. They had a ton of great recommendations and their passion for what they do was very apparent.

Kudos to The Drake team for cultivating such an awesome culture amongst their staff!

If you're in Toronto you need to check this place out!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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claudinestpierre wrote a review Jan 2020
Montreal, Canada1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place, cute and cozy rooms, amazing service, good food and fun vibe!
Loved it!
The staff is super friendly and always ready to help
The room is small and intimate.
It’s a old building - so you hear people and noise around but it didn’t bother at all
I really recommend this place. And the brunch is really good
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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J X wrote a review Jul 2023
London, Canada161 contributions30 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Staid hotel. Room is closet-sized. Nothing worked. The tablet they provided to order room service didn't work. The number they provided to text for room service also didn't work and nobody responds. I had to call to order late night dessert, which was not very good. In fact, the food at The Drake is overall not mediocre, but I this came as no surprise to me, having lived in Toronto.

The next morning at about 10 am while I was out, I finally got a response to my text from the previous night asking for cake saying they would send that immediately. You'd think they'd check the time stamp.

The lighting on the magnifying mirror didn't work. No coffee or tea in room.

The "daily fresh baked goods" are not fresh. I had a croissant and it was so stale, it tasted 3 days old. They never had scones available despite these being a "Drake Classic" on their menu.

Service is meh. I only ever saw one staff member there at any time of the day.

The bedding is cheap and uncomfortable.

The hotel is overpriced for what you get The amenities and service are on par with a motel (and I do mean a motel as even a Holiday Inn would offer in room coffee or tea). The only reason this place gets 2 stars is because the location is great if you are in the Parkdale/Queen West area as it is walking distance to a lot of places. But that's all you're paying for.

I normally always take photos of the rooms at places I stay but I didn't bother with The Drake as it was just so underwhelming.
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Date of stay: May 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from The Drake Hotel, Guest Services / Front Office at The Drake Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 2023
Hi supascoopa4, thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Drake Hotel, and we apologize for the inconveniences you encountered during your stay. It's regrettable that our room size, amenities, and service fell short of your expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we are actively addressing the issues you've raised, including the room service communication and the quality of our food offerings. We are working to enhance the guest experience, ensuring timely responses and improved amenities. We're disappointed that your experience did not reflect the high standards we strive for. We appreciate your insights and hope you might reconsider visiting us in the future as we make changes to enhance the overall quality of your stay. Thank you for highlighting both positive aspects and areas for improvement, and we hope to see you soon! X[OH!]
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jamesV7558XE wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
ery impressed with our stay at the hotel and dinner at their restaurant (Sky Yard). Everything was super clean, including our room. They’ve reduced the amount of stuff in the room (the description online lists handmade dolls, etc.) and I imagine this is to reduce COVID transmission. Jon and Amy at the front desk were super helpful and accommodating (any requests were quickly taken care of).

Dinner was pretty good. The cocktails are great! I watched the staff clean tables, chairs, etc after guests left, and was very impressed.

The only negative was the street noise (our room looked out onto Queen St. I know this can’t be helped. Great view though!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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DebFex07 wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, New Hampshire46 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is great. Yeah, the rooms are tiny. That's part of the charm of this place. The furniture was quirky, the bathroom was integrated into the room, but is modern and spotless, and the bed was super-comfy. There was a safe in the room, and cool snacks and drinks if you were so inclined-- not your typical minibar fare... fun stuff!. Word of caution... there is no elevator, BUT that brings me to the staff, who are awesome. They carried my unreasonably heavy suitcase both up and down the stairs for me, and just in general, the staff was very attentive and friendly. The lounge was a fun place to get dinner, drinks and also breakfast, and the food was really, really good, as were the creative drinks. The West end of Queen Street is a cool little neighborhood FILLED with restaurants, bars and little shops. Would definitely recommend the Drake.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: No noise in my room on 3rd floor, but rooms on 2nd floor might get noise from 1st floor lounge or...
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Mahdi wrote a review Feb 2021
2 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing time staying at the Drake hotel. A very hospitable and welcoming staff with an elegant interior design surrounded by beautiful artworks, just makes the vibe magnificent.
I'd like to emphasize how great the food quality was, really enjoyed it.
We booked an Art Passport package and really enjoyed the complementary services especially the provided personal artwork.
Thank you for your services.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rrishabh2511 asked a question Mar 2021
Kolkata (Calcutta), India9 contributions
Please help me out with the HR team's mail id
Answer from Chelsea C
Hamilton, Canada10 contributions6 helpful votes
You don't book a reservation with green P. You can download the app. And then you can also keep an eye on your meter.
lorielle25 asked a question Aug 2017
Pleasanton, California
Do you offer CAA/AAA?
Answer from Jonathan_LeClaire
Toronto
Ho Lori - We are sadly not members of CAA/AAA, but please do call us to discuss options 416 531-5042 ext 0 All the Best,
Answer from DonnaM62
Chicago42 contributions40 helpful votes
By the way Ann if you want any more advice on what to see, do, eat while in Chicago. Please feel free to reach out.
bikerPa asked a question Jun 2017
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania299 contributions44 helpful votes
How far is this from Massey? How would we get there?
Answer from Jonathan_LeClaire
Toronto
Hey BikerPa!!! You can take the 501 Bus from the Drake to Yonge and Queen. The trip is about 15 – 25 minutes (depending on traffic). At Yonge Street you would walk 1 block north, past the Eaton Centre to Shuter Street and turn to the right. The lineup that you see will be Massey Hall.
Wander281105 wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure you try Jeremy Day's cocktail creations at the house bar."
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Heatha4357 wrote a tip Mar 2024
Goodells, Michigan8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking. Need to park in the Green P lot and download the app before you go."
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Dylan M wrote a tip Feb 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you don’t need to, don’t bring your car. Not best parking options. "
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Anita wrote a tip Feb 2024
Huntsville, Canada8 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is across the street if you book it with the hotel, otherwise you have to walk about one city block for public parking."
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Lillian J wrote a tip Feb 2024
Atlanta, Georgia5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in the newer addition and it was super quiet. "
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PRICE RANGE
$454 - $699 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
toronto drake hotel, drake hotel toronto, drake toronto
LOCATION
CanadaOntarioTorontoLittle Portugal / Beaconsfield Village / Queen Street and West Queen West / West End / Old Toronto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
51
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Drake Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Drake Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lamport Stadium (0.5 km), Sweaty Betty's (0.5 km), and The Great Hall (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Drake Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Drake Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Drake Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Drake Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Good Son Restaurant, The Drake Hotel, and Caffino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Drake Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Drake Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to The Drake Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre (3.8 km), Spadina Museum (4.2 km), and Casa Loma (4.1 km).
Does The Drake Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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